Futsal league Live Score (2-4): Chennai 5s vs Mumbai 5s Live Match Scores & Updates Online
With this, we end the live coverage.
Ryan Giggs says he has enjoyed his time so far in India. He hopes that the sport grows in the country and is excited for the rest of the tournament.
The referee blows the whistle to end what has been a fantastic quarter. Mumbai win the game 2-4 in Chennai. Foglia has easily been the player of the match with two goals and an assist to his name. A great first game to kick off the tournament. Some positives to take back as far as the Chennai camp in conferenced. They had a massive chunk of the possession but the Mumbai defense was just too good to break down.
40’ Chennai win a free-kick in the last minute. But Falcao’s shot is blocked.
37’ Mumbai look the run down the clock but Chennai quickly win back the ball.
36’ GOAL! Falcao what a goal. World class strike by the Pele of Futsal. Does Chennai have enough time for a late comeback?
35’ GOAL! Falcao attempts an overhead kick which is scored on the rebound. Chennai FINALLY get a goal.
34’ GOAL! Foglia picks the man on the left wing who puts it into the top corner. What a strike from Kevin Ramiez. 0-4 to Mumbai.
33’ Foglia makes a world class run through the Chennai defense but is fouled just out side the goal keepers area. Mumbai get a freekick.
32’ Chennai’s attack is yet again broken down by the Mumbai defense. A commendable performance.
31’ Foglia kicks off the second half with a blistering run through the Chennai defense but ends up losing the ball.
The third quarter of the game comes to an end.
30’ Ryan Giggs with another skill but Chennai quickly win the ball. Falcao has a fantastic shot from a volley which narrowly missed the goal.
29’ Foglia gets another goal after a brilliant counter attack. Ryan Giggs with the assist.
28’ Ryan Giggs has been putting on a show with a nutmeg followed by a no-look pass.
26’ Chennai start a good attack and a couple of shots on target but they are blocked by the Mumbai goalkeeper.
24’ Mumbai’s number 9 Foglia attempts another shot which comes close. Mumbai’s Cirilio then hit the post from another counter attack.
23’ Chennai seem to be unable to break down the Mumbai defense today. Chennai’s attack is broken down by Mumbai attempt a quic counted attack.
22’ Mumbai’s number 5 Pablo the freestyler tries to show off his skill. Mumbai’s attempted long ball is swept by Espindola. Sean Garnier gives away a foul for Mumbai.
21’ Mumbai have a shot off target.
The THIRD QUARTER in underway.
20’ Another series of Chennai attacks are blocked by Mumbai’s formidable defense and the second quarter of the game comes to and end.
19’ Falcao tried to control the game but nothing looks to work in the final third for Chennai.
18’ Giggs is back on the pitch as Mumbai break through the left again. He attempts to pass it down to the center but it is saved by goalkeeper Espindola.
17’ Falcao makes a run and takes a shot which is blocked.
16’ Chennai are looking to patiently start an attack but Mumbai’s defense looks like it was trained by Jose Mourinho.
15’ After a series of passes in the center of the pitch by Chennai, they attempt to play their forward most player through on goal which is unsuccessful.
14’ Ryan Giggs is off for Mumbai.
13’ Chennai’s Falcao finds himself in on goal which is blocked by theMumbai keeper.
12’ Mumbai score again through Angellot after a weak defensive display by Chennai.
11’ The second quarter begins with a series of unsuccessful attempts at a long ball.
THE REFEREE BRINGS AN END TO THE FIRST QUARTER.
10’ Chennai quickly start an attack which is stopped by the Mumbai defender by a slide tackle. It is given a foul by the referee who awards Chennai a free kick in their opponent’s half. Chennai try to start an attack from the free kick which is unsuccessful.
10’ Foglia scores the penalty and puts Mumbai in the lead.
9’ Mumbai start an attack down the left wing which leads to a shot by Ryan Giggs saved by the Chennai keeper. Mumbai win a penalty thanks to a Cirilio handball.
8’ Chennai’s number 12 Falcão has a shot on goal which narrowly missed. Chennai quickly win the ball back a make a swift attack that leads to a shot.
7’ Mumbai’s number 9 has a powerful shot on target which is comfortably saved by the keeper
5’ Chennai with an impressive attack with Falcao and Cirillo.
4' Giggs takes a throw in which is controlled by his team mate who tried to chip the Chennai keeper
3’ Chennai concede the first foul and Mumbai get a free kick. The shot is blocked by the wall and Chennai win possession. Now Chennai wins a free kick which is taken by Cirillo.
1’ The game starts off slowly as Ryan Giggs get his first touch. It slowly picks up pace as Mumbai and Chennai each have a shot while the Mumbai keeper almost scuffs it.
The exciting Premier Futsal tournament is set to kick-off tonight at 7pm as hosts Chennai 5s are set to take on Ryan Giggs’ Mumbai 5s in the first game. The tournament promises a few glorious footballers along with proficient futsal stars from around the world paired with some electrifying freestyle moves. A fascinating thing about the tournament is the inclusion of Indian youngsters that could go a long way in building a formidable group of players for the future.
The tournament which begins today will include a number of superstars like Hernan Crespo, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Falcão, Michel Salgado and Ronaldinho. Two groups of three teams each will play a series of games before the top two teams in each group will make it to the semi-finals. The winners of the two semi-finals will face each other in the finals that will take place in Goa on the 24th of July 2016.
Coming to the two teams, Chennai boasts a legend of the game in Falcão who is widely considered to be the Pele of Futsal. Their manager Ney Pereira is another legend of the sport and could be the difference between Chennai and their opponents going forward in the tournament. French freestyler Sean could captivate the fans with his skills and is widely regarded to be one of the top freestylers in the world.
Mumbai on the other has Ryan Giggs leading the line. The Manchester United legend is joined by a contingent influence by Italians with Felice Mastropiero and Brazilian-born Italian player Foglia.
The opening ceremony for the tournament is underway with Mandira Bedi hosting it. Maestro A.R Rahman kicks it off with the anthem of the tournament.
Chennai 5s Coach: Ney Pereira Marquee Player: Falcao International futsal players: Espindola (GK), Romulo, Cirilo, Camilo, Rion Freestyler: Sean Garnier Indian futsal players: Faraz Abdul Azzez, Younus Pasha, Yash, Rohit Suresh (GK), S Nannda, Haroon
Mumbai 5s Coach: Felice Mastropiero Marquee Player: Ryan Giggs International futsal players: Luis Amado (GK), Foglia, Angellot, Ramirez, Federico Perez Freestyler: Pablo Indian futsal players: Jo Paul Bence (GK), Chanpreet, Shubham Mane, Emmanuel, Akshay Nair, Shimyu
The players are on the pitch, warming up. Chennai are dressed in a white and yellow jersey while Mumbai are dressed in a shade of light blue and white.
The players are now in a huddle, completing their final preparations.